Tag: Leicester City

20th June 2020- Premier League, Watford 1 Leicester City 1

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Nigel Pearson urges Watford to concentrate only on Premier League survival

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Referee: Craig Pawson
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Dawson’s goal

Post Match

The Hornets’ players and supporters had waited 98 days for the Golden Boys to resume their Premier League season with this home fixture against the Foxes, but there were two seminal moments before a ball was even kicked this afternoon. After walking out to an eerily quiet Vicarage Road, the players held a moment’s silence for all those affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, before taking a knee on the referee’s whistle for Black Lives Matter. Both moments demonstrated unity between the teams and an understanding that some things, sometimes, must come before football.

Watford snatch late point against Leicester City in their first game back in the Premier League

Craig Dawson snatches a point for Watford late on against Leicester City

Watford players rated after late Leicester City drama

Craig Dawson said his first Watford goal was one of great importance

Nigel Pearson said Watford found things ‘not easy’ against Leicester without supporters

Two defenders scored late wondergoals as Watford and Leicester drew 1-1 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The only previous 1-1 draw in the Premier League, with both goals coming in or after the 90th minute, was between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates in April 2011.

Minute by minute

If the way Watford clambered back to their feet after Ben Chilwell’s heavyweight blow is how they mean to go on, Nigel Pearson can be confident his team will fight until the end. They refused to give in after falling behind to a cracking goal from Chilwell in the 90th minute and rescued a point just when all looked lost, Craig Dawson summing up their defiance when he fastened on to a flick from Christian Kabasele and volleyed past Kasper Schmeichel in the Leicester goal.

“It’s something you practise in training and it probably doesn’t go in very often,” Dawson said. “It is different to what we are used to and we missed the fans but hopefully we can continue.”

During comms, Steve McManaman compliments the club on the colour in the stadium and the organisation of the day.  He also mentions the work done in supporting the hospital over the last few months.  We’re all aware of all of this of course, but it shouldn’t be taken for granted.  We talk about Watford being a community club…  well here’s the evidence, if any were needed.  A sanctuary for hospital staff.  Washing the scrubs.  Free meals.  Meeting room space.  The sensory room adopted by the maternity unit for pre-natal checks.  Players and ex-players ringing older and vulnerable supporters, accessing further support where needed.  Matchday BT sport passes for season ticket holders. Even sorting out season ticket refunds was done considerately, professionally.  Plenty of clubs haven’t managed that, or anything near it.  Speaks volumes that where everything’s up in the air and the club (like so many other institutions) are suddenly deprived of cashflow, they’re prioritising this stuff.  A club to be proud of.  Let’s try to remember this next time we lose to someone shit.

It’s back! And so of course is From the Rookery End. Jon and Jason are joined by Mike, one of the lucky few to be inside Vicarage Road, to discuss Watford’s hard earned, dramatic point against Leicester as project restart, starts. The game is the focal point of the show, with the boys covering all the main talking points from a fascinating encounter, including praise for Watford’s late saviour Craig Dawson.

4th December 2019- Premier League, Leicester City 2 Watford 0

Referee: Craig Pawson
Attendance: 31,763

Match Report: Leicester City 2-0 Watford

Relive coverage of Watford’s trip to Leicester City

Watford fall to Leicester City defeat as Jamie Vardy and James Maddison score

Watford’s caretaker boss Hayden Mullins felt there were ‘loads of positives’ to take from Leicester City defeat

How we scored the Watford players in Leicester City defeat

Gerard Deulofeu calls for Watford players to improve ‘character’

Jamie Vardy and James Maddison scored as Leicester won a record seventh straight Premier League game with a 2-0 victory over Watford.

After a goalless first half, Vardy fired the hosts ahead from the penalty spot after Adam Masina had fouled Jonny Evans. Maddison then made sure of the win in stoppage time, breaking away before slipping the ball past Ben Foster in the Watford goal.

The visitors were solid and hinted at a threat on the counterattack. And yet Leicester should have opened the scoring in the second minute after a move nicely begun and terribly finished by Ayoze Pérez. The Spaniard did everything right until he slammed the ball over the bar from 10 yards following a smart setup by Vardy. Pérez flopped again four minutes later, failing to make a clean connection from eight yards out after another Vardy pass.

Watford’s game-plan was clear, to defend in numbers and break on the counter-attack, with winger Ismaila Sarr attempting to pressurise Leicester left-back Christian Fuchs, in for the injured Ben Chilwell.

The Watford fans were on form with an early chant of “Brendan Rodgers, he’ll walk out on you.” 

3rd March 2019- Premier League, Watford 2 Leicester City 1

This game was given added spice by the announcement five days beforehand that former Watford manager Brendan Rodgers had left Celtic to take over the vacant manager’s job at Leicester City. The Guardian detailed the story of his time at Vicarage Road.

The new Leicester City manager is likely to get a hostile reception at Vicarage Road after an abrupt departure in 2009 but his players remember him warmly

Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
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Match Report: Watford 2-1 Leicester City

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Gracia: “All My Players Want More & More”

Highlights: Watford 2-1 Leicester City

Deeney: “You Can See The Passion And Desire”

Another Angle: Gray Scores 92nd Minute Winner!

Watford host Leicester City and former manager Brendan Rodgers in the Premier League

Andre Gray scores injury-time winner for Watford against Leicester City

Javi Gracia stresses Watford’s ambition following Leicester City victory

Watford vs Leicester City: Javi Gracia praises contributions of Troy Deeney and Andre Gray

Watford players’ individual performances rated after earning late win against Leicester City

A selection of images from Watford’s victory over Leicester City

Watford’s Andre Gray has dedicated his winning goal against Leicester City to his auntie after her recent death

Troy Deeney has spoken about his understanding with Andre Gray after Watford’s late win over Leicester City

A last-gasp goal from Andre Gray denied Brendan Rodgers his first point as Leicester manager as Watford earned a 2-1 win in the Premier League on Sunday. Rodgers’ debut saw him return to the club where got his first managerial job after being appointed at Leicester on Tuesday, but it was a terrible start for the former Celtic boss as Troy Deeney scored inside five minutes.

Troy Deeney insists there will be no Watford “meltdown” this season after the Hornets continued their impressive campaign with a late victory over Leicester in Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge of the Foxes.

Watford boss Javi Gracia says his team “deserved” the win after beating Leicester City 2-1 at Vicarage Road, the Spaniard is also pleased with the “ambition” his players continue to show, saying they want “more and more” as the Hornets aim to finish the season strongly.

A late goal from the substitute, Andre Gray, gave Watford all three points as Brendan Rodgers began life at Leicester with a defeat

Among all the accusations that have swirled around since Brendan Rodgers swapped Celtic for Leicester, there has been little suggestion that he picked the easy option. Watford provided an instant crash course in the perpetual uncertainty of the Premier League’s middle third and, when the substitute Andre Gray ran through in added time to send a charged-up Vicarage Road into raptures, it felt like enough to stop even the most incorrigible optimist in their tracks.

Leicester were indebted to Kasper Schmeichel and then Wes Morgan for keeping Watford out from a third-minute free-kick, only to fall behind to another free-kick two minutes later. Gerard Deulofeu curled in the dead ball with such ferocity that Troy Deeney needed only to allow it to skim the top of his head to beat Schmeichel.

The beginning, strictly speaking, is Tuesday’s management announcement in Leicestershire which confirmed that for the third home game in a row we would be facing a former boss. The third of the three home games this calendar year incidentally versus nine away of which only two defeats, a figure distorted by cup draws and Spurs’ stadium nonsense… but these statistics which highlight how well the present incumbent is doing and how the identity and history of the Other Bloke only matters up to a point.

Leicester’s decision to dispense with the services of Claude Puel and appoint Brendan Rodgers meant that this was the third home game in a row in which we would face a former manager.  It also ensured a better atmosphere than may have been expected on a Sunday lunchtime as Mr Integrity returned to Vicarage Road.

1st December 2018- Premier League, Leicester City 2 Watford 0

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Watford FC Official Site

Match Report: Leicester City 2-0 Watford

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Leicester City vs Watford: Relive coverage of the Hornets’ trip to the King Power Stadium

Leicester City vs Watford: Etienne Capoue is sent off late as Hornets beaten

Leicester City vs Watford: Javi Gracia says Hornets will appeal Etienne Capoue red card

Leicester City boss Claude Puel thanks Watford fans for supportive banner

RATINGS: How we scored Watford in their defeat to Leicester City

IN PICTURES: Images from Watford’s defeat at Leicester City

skyJamie Vardy and James Maddison’s first-half goals gave Leicester a 2-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, as the visitors winless run extended to four games.

BBC SportVardy’s run off the shoulder of Watford defenders Craig Cathcart and Adrian Mariappa resulted in Foster clattering in to him for the Leicester penalty – the 13th the former England forward has converted out of 15 attempts in the top flight.  And a sweeping riposte initiated by Maddison from a Watford attack then brought the second goal, with Vardy turning Mariappa and Albrighton picking out the midfielder, who had raced 50 yards to receive his pass.

Watford fans were given free food and drink at Saturday’s Premier League game at Leicester after displaying a banner dedicated to the club’s late owner.

guardianWatford have won two of their past 11 games and missed fine chances through Isaac Success and Andre Gray. Their misery was underlined when Capoue was shown a red card a minute from the end.

TelegraphGracia confirmed he plans to appeal against the decision. “It was in front of me and Iheanacho said he didn’t touch him and that’s more important than what I say. 

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20th January 2018- Premier League, Leicester City 2 Watford 0

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Watford Observer

Relive Leicester City v Watford: Goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez give Foxes a 2-0 win

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez goals condemn Watford to Leicester City defeat

Marco Silva says Watford’s goal is Premier League survival after eighth defeat in 11

Marco Silva defends his tenure as Watford slip to eighth league defeat from 11

Leicester City vs Watford ratings: Molla Wague off the pace in Premier League defeat

skyA Jamie Vardy penalty and a late Riyad Mahrez strike were enough to earn Leicester City a 2-0 win over Watford.

BBC SportWatford have now won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches, while Leicester improve to two wins from seven in the league and move up to seventh place in the table.

TelegraphWatford are in a bad run. They have lost eight of their last 11 games, although the points banked at the start are keeping them out of trouble. Manager Marco Silva pointed out, as he is entitled to, that with six or seven first-team players out injured – Heurelho Gomes and Tom Cleverley joined the list before this match – any team would struggle. At least Orestis Karnezis, making his first start after Gomes pulled out with a back problem, atoned for his nightmare entry off the bench at Everton last November.

guardianMarco Silva dismissed any fears over his job after watching his injury-hit Watford lose at Leicester.

Watford announced Marco Silva’s sacking as Head Coach early on Sunday morning which was then featured by the following blogs along with reports from the Leicester game.

BHappy imageOK, so there was supposed to be a Leicester report. Sorry about that. Birthday drinks on Saturday night delayed that exercise and by the time I got round to sitting down events had moved on apace and an account of events at the KP Stadium had become almost superfluous, like a restaurant review of a curry shop that shut down a week ago.

FranIn line with other Premier League clubs, there was a minute’s applause for the wonderful Cyrille Regis, who passed away earlier this week.  Those of us of a certain age were deeply saddened at his early death.  He was a wonderful player to watch and one who was a trailblazer for the young players of colour that have followed him.

The Hornets NestOne win from our last 11 league matches, leaving us five points above the relegation zone (despite still being 10th in the league), coupled with a loss of confidence from the dressing room and shocking performances on the pitch and as a result the atmosphere at Vicarage Road beginning to turn toxic meant that something had to give.

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